Montana Schools Don’t Make the Grade
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Office of Public Instruction has released the annual adequate yearly progress report required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Eighty-six percent of Montana students tested were proficient in reading, which is one percentage point better than the 2010-11 school year. The 68 percent student proficiency in math matched last year’s results.
Both scores fell below the national goals of 89.6 percent proficiency in reading and 80 percent in math.
Superintendent Denise Juneau said in a statement Friday that just over 74 percent of the state’s 820 public schools met the goals.
OPI spokeswoman Allyson Hagen says that schools that don’t meet their goals must commit their Title I funds to professional development, come up with an improvement plan and take other corrective actions.